“The proposed $250 million casino project near the foot of the twin span in Slidell brought dozens of residents to the St. Tammany Parish Council for the special meeting.”
There was a Special Council Meeting last night for the St Tammany Parish Council. It involved a resolution to be sent on to the local legislative delegation endorsing the option of a local vote for a proposed casino in Slidell. The proposed $250 million casino project near the foot of the twin span in Slidell brought dozens of residents to the St. Tammany Parish Council for the special meeting. Peninsula Pacific’s proposed casino entertainment complex would be in the area east of the I-10 in Oak Harbor interchange. They have put up a website for citizen input and discussion at northshoreconversations.com.
The issue voted on last night was only a resolution and attendees were asked to speak to the resolution and not the bigger issue at hand. Chairman Michael Lorino went to great lengths to explain that this was only the very beginning of a long process. He also provided details on what the entire process from start to finish would look like. The company exploring a potential casino in Slidell attempted to investigate a location in Robert, but that effort was killed by their local legislative delegation, who made sure it did not come up for a vote. Last night the council voted 11-1 to approve the resolution, endorsing the idea that St Tammany state lawmakers introduce a bill putting the casino before a parish-wide referendum. A similar motion failed in St. Tammany 25 years ago.